DEPRESSION in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of DEPRESSION
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depression
 n.  recession; economic slump; concavity in a surface produced by pressing ; sadness; low spirits
Classic Sentence: (126 in 9 pages)
1  I was overwhelmed with depression, too; I had an hysterical craving for incongruity and for contrast, and so I took to vice.
Notes from the Underground By Feodor Dostoevsky
Get Context   In PART 2: I
2  Something was not dead within me, in the depths of my heart and conscience it would not die, and it showed itself in acute depression.
Notes from the Underground By Feodor Dostoevsky
Get Context   In PART 2: VIII
3  The greatest disorder and depression had been in the baggage train he had passed that morning on the Znaim road seven miles away from the French.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER XV
4  Again Pierre was overtaken by the depression he so dreaded.
War and Peace(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 6: CHAPTER VIII
5  Nothing in life seemed to him of much importance, and under the influence of the depression that possessed him he valued neither his liberty nor his resolution to punish his wife.
War and Peace(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 6: CHAPTER VIII
6  If he did not at once give his consent to a reunion with his wife, it was only because in his state of depression he did not feel able to take any step.
War and Peace(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 6: CHAPTER VIII
7  Since the ball he had felt the approach of a fit of nervous depression and had made desperate efforts to combat it.
War and Peace(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 6: CHAPTER XXII
8  It was only at headquarters that there was depression, uneasiness, and intriguing; in the body of the army they did not ask themselves where they were going or why.
War and Peace(V3) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 9: CHAPTER XII
9  Rostov galloped back with the rest, aware of an unpleasant feeling of depression in his heart.
War and Peace(V3) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 9: CHAPTER XV
10  When Pierre and his wife had left, he grew very quiet and began to complain of depression.
War and Peace(V6) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 16: CHAPTER V
11  Ever since that leave of absence had expired, more than a fortnight before, Natasha had been in a constant state of alarm, depression, and irritability.
War and Peace(V6) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 16: CHAPTER XI
12  The worst of it was, Clifford tended to become vague, absent, and to fall into fits of vacant depression.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 6
13  Yet, in spite of all this, Anne had reason to believe that she had moments only of languor and depression, to hours of occupation and enjoyment.
Persuasion By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 17
14  As for his look, it was a natural cheerfulness striving against depression from without, and not quite succeeding.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 2: 6 The Two Stand Face to Face
15  "To get excitement and shake off depression," she said in low tones.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 2: 6 The Two Stand Face to Face
Example Sentence: (51 in 4 pages)
1  Creative activity serves as an effective antidote to depression.
2  A depression usually brings bad weather.
3  The symptoms of depression can include poor appetite and weight loss.
4  Decisions on their own depression and self-assertion perk this is a woman.
5  Periods of depression alternate with excited behavior.
6  He committed suicide during a fit of depression.
7  The onset of depression often follows a traumatic event.
8  It seems important to sensitize people to the fact that depression is more than the blues.
9  She had been receiving medical treatment for depression.
10  An observant doctor can often detect depression from expression, posture, and movement.
11  She will grow into a woman particularly liable to depression.
12  If you tend to overeat because of depression, first take steps to recognize the source of your sadness.
13  When his depression worsened, he decided to seek treatment.
14  I have been on sick leave for seven months with depression.
15  He was in a state of permanent depression.